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Bears Softball Earns Seventh Straight NCAA Berth

The Lenoir-Rhyne Softball Team punched its ticket to the 2012 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional Tournament and will play on the campus of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. Lenoir-Rhyne (46-11), the third

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Bumgarner Wins Another One

Chalk up another one for Madison Bumganer. The left hander from Hickory has won four straight decisions, and he's been a little more impressive each time out. Bumgarner (4-1), who owns a third of San Francisco's wins (the Giants are 12-10), went 7 2/3 innings on Sunday afternoon as the Giants defeated Full Story

WHS Track Wraps Up Regular Season Saturday

The Watauga High men's and women's track teams wrapped up the regular season by posting a pair of second-place finishes at the High Country Invitational at Jack Groce Stadium Saturday afternoon. Both the men's and women's teams won five events apiece. The WHS women won the 4x800-meter relay (10:04,39) and the 4x400 relay (4:12.86). Taylor Drummonds won teh 100-meter low Full Story

Deglin, Grayson Backbone Crawdads Over Charleston

The Hickory Crawdads scored in every inning from the third through the eighth en route to the 12-3 blowout win against the Charleston RiverDogs, before 1,242 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Sunday evening. chris Grayson and Kellin Deglin paced the offense with a home run and two runs-batted-in apiece. The

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Mountaineers Give One Away in Season Finale

Appalachian State University softball dropped the rubber match versus Samford, 5-4, on Sunday at Bulldog Field in its regular season finale. The Bulldogs (13-37, 6-15 SoCon) earned their first series win over the Mountaineers (21-23, 9-13 SoCon) and are now 5-9 all-time against ASU. Both teams were

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Marcello, Nunn Blank Wofford

Appalachian State University baseball finished off a three-game sweep of Southern Conference rival Wofford with a 6-0 win on Sunday at Russell C. King Field at Switzer Stadium. The Mountaineers (32-9, 16-5 SoCon) picked up their 13th-straight victory against the Terriers (17-26, 5-16 SoCon) and

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Cadet, Presley Agree to Free-Agent Deals

Former Appalachian State University standouts Travaris Cadet (Miami, Fla./Central) and DeAndre Presley (Tampa, Fla./Middleton) agreed to terms on Saturday evening to join the Full Story

RiverDogs Out-Slug Crawdads, 14-9

The Charleston RiverDogs topped the Hickory Crawdads, 14-9, before 2,441 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium on Saturday night. After Charleston (16-5) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but the 'Dads (14-8) came right back with a pair in the bottom of the inning. Luis Sardinas and Chris Grayson both walked to start the inning. Rougned Odor

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Apps Impress at Penn Relays

Appalachian State University men's track and field broke a 28-year old record at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field over the weekend. The Mountaineers' distance medley relay team of Alex Taylor, Landon Powell, Raphael Rojas and Chris Moen took first place in the college division of the event with a time of 9:55.69 minutes. In the process, the Apps

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ASU Softball Splits Twinbill at Samford

Appalachian State University softball split its doubleheader with Samford on Saturday at Bulldog Field. ASU won the opener 8-6, but lost the night cap, 11-7. The Mountaineers moved to 21-22 overall and 9-12 in Southern Conference play while the Bulldogs moved to 12-37 and 5-15 in league play. In game one, Samford jumped out to an early lead when Misha Aldridge crushed a two-run home run in the first inning.   In the third the Bulldogs increased their lead with a

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Apps Sweep Doubleheader at Wofford

A stellar pitching performance from Ryan Arrowood (Rutherfurdton, N.C./R-S Central) in game one and timely hitting in game two gave Appalachian State University baseball two victories in a doubleheader sweep of Southern Conference rival Wofford on Saturday at King Field. The Mountaineers (31-9, 15-5 SoCon) notched their sixth-straight win and downed the Terriers (17-25, 5-14 SoCon) for the 12th-straight time. In the first game, Arrowood (8-0) was masterful on the mound,

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Coleman Selected By Packers

Quarterback B.J. Coleman of Chattanooga was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the National Football League Draft on Saturday. Coleman, who battled injuries his senior year but raised his stock with a marvelous performance in the East-West Shrine Game in January, was taken by the Packers with the 243rd pick

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Poulos To Walk On At WCU

Watauga High football coach Tim Pruitt has announced that senior Ethan Poulos will officially walk on to play football at Western Carolina University this coming fall. Poulos will make it official this coming Wednesday, May 2, when he signs his letter of intent to be a walk on for head coach Mark Speir of the Catamounts. Poulos was an All-Northwestern

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Pioneers Continue Their Hot Pace

The Watauga High baseball team wrapped up regular-season play with a 7-0 win against St. Stephens Friday night in a Northwestern 3A/4A Conference game on Senior Night at Watauga High Field. And the Pioneers (10-2 NW3A/4A; 14-7 overall), who wrapped up regular-season play on a six-game winning streak (including

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Pioneers Shine On Senior Night

The Watauga High women's lacrosse team may not make the state playoffs this season, but the Pioneers are making noise to close out the season. The Pioneers, who broke a four-game losing streak Tuesday night against Kernersville-Glenn, have won two in row after they knocked off East Forsyth 11-6 Friday night on Senior Night in Boone. Taelor

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Richardson, Bowers Qualify for Tennis Regionals

Ashe County High senior Zeb Richardson, who turned in a sensational season on the basketball court leading the Huskies to 25 wins and the second-round of the state playoffs, has turned in a stellar campaign on the tennis courts this spring. Richardson and junior Sam Bowers qualified for the Class 2A Western Regionals thanks to a

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ASU to Play Saturday Doubleheader

Appalachian State University baseball's first game of a three-game set at Wofford has been pushed back to 2 p.m. on Saturday as a part of a doubleheader after heavy rains and thunderstorms on Friday night. The Mountaineers' (29-9, 13-5 SoCon) Ryan Arrowood is slated to take the mound in the

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Grasshoppers Spring by 'Dads, 9-3

The Hickory Crawdads split the series with the Greensboro Grasshoppers after falling, 9-3, on Friday night before 1,540 fans at L.P. Frans Stadium. A five-run rally by the Grasshoppers in the top of the second inning led to Hickory's downfall. Consecutive doubles by Josh Adams and James Wooster drove in two runs and gave

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Apps Break 28-Year Old Record

Appalachian State University men's track and field broke a 28-year old record at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field on Friday.
The Mountaineers' distance medley relay team of Alex Taylor, Landon Powell, Raphael Rojas and Chris Moen took first place in the college division of the event with a time of 9:55.69 minutes. In the process, the Apps

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